Topeka, KS

Skyline Park

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Skyline Park is a sprawling 106 acre park that includes Burnett’s Mound, the highest elevation in Shawnee County. There are nearly 5 miles of trail circling around and over the mound, known as the “Azura Trails.” A 2.8 mile circuit climbs the mound, starting from the parking lot at SW Scenic Drive. Runners can cut off the south section of the trail for a shorter route. Most trails are smooth dirt singletrack with a few boardwalks. SW Scenic Drive is a gravel road that is closed to traffic from the parking area — 1.3 miles round trip. The trails are also well-loved by mountain bikers, so keep your eyes and ears open.

Essentials
  • 4.5 miles (7 km)
  • 209 feet (64 meters)
  • SW Scenic Drive
  • 35th @ James Bus Stop